FROM THE EDITOR
Ask the question and it only takes a second to respond: Where were you the day
Diana, Princess of Wales, died? It was a moment when the world seemed to stand still. It seemed too impossible, too cruel to be reality. And that fateful day is burned in the memories of so many of us, so incredibly vividly.
I’m only slightly older than Prince William and I can still recall being in the middle of my studies that Sunday afternoon when my father popped his head around the door to tell me I’d better come and watch the TV quick, something had happened to Diana. We spent the afternoon watching the terrible news unfold, while I also thought of William on the other side of the earth, imagining his life without the woman we adored so much.
This issue, as we mark the
20th anniversary of her passing, we talk to Kiwis about their memories of that day and of the People’s Princess. It’s truly been an issue of remembering and reflecting as we pay tribute this week to the legendary
Colin Meads – certainly our greatest All Black, as well as two of comedy’s favourite sons, Bruce Forsyth and Jerry Lewis.
Enjoy your week
– especially all you fathers out there!
Alice O’Connell, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org